Prince Michael of Kent Tours Alberta Aviation Museum

  June 13, 2009 at 9:40 am by

On Thursday, Prince Michael of Kent was invited to be the guest of honor at the Alberta Aviation Museum in Canada. It was a very special visit for the Prince, who also happens to be a pilot, and an enthusiastic fan of aviation history.

During his tour, Prince Michael was able to practice his flying on a DC-6 flight simulator, which featured technology developed exclusively by the Alberta Aviation Museum. He also checked out the cockpit of a Boeing 737, and tried out other interactive exhibits. The most personal part of the visit came when Prince Michael was presented with photographs taken of his father, the Duke of Kent, during a visit to the facility that is now the museum, in the World War II years. When the Duke of Kent visited, the building was part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan.

To learn more about the Alberta Aviation Museum, please visit this website.

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2 Responses to Prince Michael of Kent Tours Alberta Aviation Museum

  1. Thomas Hinderks says:

    Please note

    As Executive Director of the Alberta Aviation Museum we quite enjoyed the opportunity to host Prince Michael of Kent.

    One minor correction though, Prince Michael was able to visit and check out the cockpit of our fully operational Boeing 737. We don’t have a 737 simulator and have to make do with the real thing.

    The Prince’s skills on the DC-6 simulator were admirable and having never flown it before he did exceptionally well.

    It was a great priviledge to have Prince Michael visit our facility

    T.Hinderks

  2. Elspeth says:

    Many thanks for the correction; I’ve amended the text.

    Elspeth (blog coordinator)

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